Statement - 8 October 2022

Statement - 8 October 2022

Posted on 08th October 2022 by Media Relations

As a precautionary step for the safety of our guests and staff due to extreme rain conditions and surface level flash flooding around the region, Taronga Western Plains Zoo will temporarily be closed, effective 12pm Saturday 8 October 2022 only. The zoo has since opened on Sunday 9 October 2022 and all operations are back to normal.

Whilst our animals are all safe and keepers are adhering to our welfare standards and safety protocols, the high-water flow due to flash flooding over the circuit roads and paths is a concern to the safety of our guests on foot, bikes, carts, and cars.

While the Zoo is temporarily closed to the public, Taronga’s essential staff will continue to ensure the welfare and safety of the animals in our care remains at the highest possible standard.

We will be communicating with guests that have pre-purchased tickets for the coming period that refunds will be offered. Accommodation guests have been contacted by Taronga staff to provide communication and information regarding their stay. A decision will be made tomorrow about re-opening after a morning assessment.

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